Advt No.14/2019 : Appointment of a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

The Bengaluru Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC), an innovative institutional model for cutting-edge scientific research and technology development in India, invites applications from suitable individuals for the position of Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.

It is envisioned that the Laboratory Animal Veterinarian will work within the National Mouse Research Resource (NaMoR) project team to help in maintaining state of the art High Barrier Specific Pathogen Free Laboratory Mouse Facility.

Key responsibilities of the selected candidate will include:

  • Laboratory animal veterinarian (LAV) should ensure that the clinical and preventive health programs developed by the chief Veterinarian (Facility in-charge) be implemented effectively in the Animal Care Facility.

  • LAV should provide orientation to new students/animal users in proper use of Animal facility and explain the SOPs of Animal Care Facility.

  • LAV should be able to manage, coordinate and supervise the individual job duties of a team of animal facility assistants, Kannada speaking animal care takers and animal facility housekeeping staff.

  • LAV should train the new students/animal users/animal care takers/support staff in proper care and humane handling of laboratory animals.

  • LAV should train research staff in aseptic and humane methods of performing surgery and restraining animals, as well as in proper pre and post-operative care of animals.

  • LAV should personally oversee husbandry programs, assist users in their animal related procedures like sample collection, excision of tumors, injections, methods of animal identification, euthanasia of animals, SPF health monitoring procedures, Post-mortem examination and histopathology of samples collected etc.,

  • LAV should assist Facility in-Charge in the process of import and export of live laboratory animals, quarterly animal health monitoring programs (in SPF animal colonies), organizing animal ethics committee meetings and record keeping as per CPCSEA guidelines (GOI).

  • LAV should be available for emergency veterinary care after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

Essential Qualification & Experience:

1) B.V. Sc., with 60% marks

2) 2 years of experience in the relevant field

Desirable:

  • M. V. Sc., in Vet. Pathology.

  • Training in Laboratory Animal management or Experience in operating and maintaining Laboratory Animal Facility in any Reputed Research Institute/Lab.

  • Handling, breeding and maintenance of laboratory animals, particularly inbred strains.

  • Research experience using laboratory animals.

  • Experience in histopathology, health monitoring and genetic monitoring techniques.

  • Good Knowledge of CPCSEA guidelines.

Age: Should be less then 28 years as on 1st July, 2019

Salary: As per institute norms.

The Last date for receipt of ONLINE applications: 15th July, 2019

Application procedure:  One Page of Cover letter Written by the candidate describing your background and the reason and interest for applying to this particular veterinarian position.

HOW TO APPLY ONLINE:

Step 1: Interested candidates should click on Apply button available on the open position tab.

Step 2: Enter your full name and valid email address

Step 3: You will receive an email with link which proceed for next step

Step 4: Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SUBMIT the application.

Step 5: Take a Print out of the application form by clicking “PRINT” in “MY APPLICATION” and send the same duly Signed to the Head, Establishment, NCBS-TIFR, GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065, along with self attested copies of certificates regarding date of birth, educational qualifications, experience etc. latest by 15th July, 2019. The application packet should super scripted as Application for the post of Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.

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Head, Establishment